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A Python Library For The

SparkFun gamer:bit Board

I just released a library to control  the Spark Fun gamer:bit for the micro:bit. The library supports all the buttons and "poke home" connectors on the back of the board. You can configure the library to report single or simultaneous button presses.

A Python Library For The

Kitronik Motor Driver Board

I just released a library to control  the Kitronik Motor Driver Board. I selected this board over all others, mainly because it uses screw terminals that securely hold the motor and power wires in place. No more wires popping out due to motor vibration. It also has a breakout pad for the micro:bit pins, making it easy to add additional devices, like an ultrasonic distance sensor to the project.

The board is extremely well made and works extremely well and is priced very appropriately. I had some questions about its use and received prompt and courteous service from the Kitronik's folks.

I ordered the board from Pimoroni and when it was first received I thought I had some issues with it. It turned out there were no issues with the board, but with the  author. Because I thought I might have to return the board, I contacted Pimoroni and with patience and grace, they helped solve my issues. No return needed and I was able to quickly get to my latest project. Another great company to do business with!

Using

PyCharm

To Program The

micro:bit

 I just released a package on GitHub that will allow you to use PyCharm to program the micro:bit.


s2m Is Featured On Champierre's Blog


Champierre,  who not only provided the Japanese translation for the s2m blocks, has featured s2m on his blog. Check it out!

Thanks Champierre

 

s2m Translated Into Korean and Traditional (tw) Chinese





Much thanks to 전형기 for providing the Korean translation and to HSIEH, Li-Yi for providing the Traditional (tw) Chinese translation.

s2m

Translated To Japanese



Thanks to Junya Ishihara, s2m, the Scratch to micro:bit bridge, has been translated into Japanese. Thank you, Junya!

If you would like to translate s2m into your native language, you can find out how to do it in the User's Guide.

Scratch 2.0 Extension For The micro:bit Just Published


I just published a new Scratch 2.0 extension for the micro:bit computer. It's called s2m and can be found on Github. A User's Guide is also available.